Tafa indeed go round the college with a sandwich board around his neck with a view to allowing students to write whatever they want on it in exchange for money for RAG. Notable scrawls included "NUS Rocks" and "I fancy Shrenik"...
From what I recall Mr Tibbets references to City and Guild's block voting was more 'jokey' than serious, much like Shrenik's vote to disqualify Mr Arif.
From what I remember Mr T resigned because he felt the decision to re-run the Presidential elections (which was won by 17-15 or something equally close) was very much the wrong choice. Although I suspect Mr Tibbets may be correcting me on this if I'm wrong.
Indeed, hacked off has made a factual error. Whilst I was disappointed to see great cheers from the opposite side of the room, including certain members of elections committee whose names have von in the middle, when the re-run vote went 17:15, I resigned not because of those cheers, nor because of Shrenik's self-effacing vote with me, but because I can not see how any self-respecting Council can so heavily denounce the presidential election as unfair, only to then vote to do nothing about this disastrous state of affairs. The Constitution restricts the Union heavily on its choices from here on (and is the reason why nominations can't be re-opened), but the vote last thursday could have opened up options for a far fairer resolution of this farce. It's shameful that members are forced to resign rather than be lead to potentially break the law.
I, for one, am glad that I no longer have to waste vast swathes of my time dealing with other people's appeals, and listening to 'new points' from people whose only exposure to this whole farce was last week's Council. Oh, and a president who has the nerve to assert that I 'should know better' as pertaining to the election regulations, when, err, it was his, alleged infringement (compaint upheld), of self same regs that has caused all this fuss. Good Riddance.
But how would you justify the fact that the other Sabatical officers have a different electorate than the President?
If there is to be a re-run, it should either be identical to the current system, or it should be as though RON won the election.
RON would be preferable as it would allow for a election that is not based on who is most to blame for the current mess (I blame the elections committee, for making a mountain out of a molehill by impoudning felix and immidiately "contaminating" the electorate), but on real issues. It would also allow for new manifestos.